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Weekender Central Iowa! Duma | Green Gala | Abigail Washburn and Wu Fei in Concert





THE WEEKENDER

Your weekly editor-curated arts compendium

The weather’s scheduled to get colder, but things are heating up around town! There’s fairs and markets to help you kick off your holiday shopping, conversations to engage you in your community and an embarrassment of opportunities to enjoy comedy and music. Top pick of the weekend? It’s impossible to choose between these Friday night shows, but if you time it right, you can catch both: Abigail Washburn and Wu Fei take over Sheslow Auditorium at 7:30 p.m., after which you can swing by Gas Lamp for Duma and friends, kicking off at 9. Rest up, Des Moines!




Des Moines Botanical Garden

Botanical Card Crafting: Plant Pressed Cards

Nov 10 – 5:30pm

Learn the tips and tricks of pressing flowers


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Mainframe Studios

IEC's Green Gala & Art Auction

Nov 10 – 6:30pm

Gala featuring music and art auction featuring Iowa artists.


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Ames Public Library

Junk Mail Migration Artist Reception and Talk

Nov 10 – 7:00pm

Artist Kristin Roach will talk about the Junk Mail Migration project and explain how she created the interactive Iowa migration mapping tapestry.


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Mainframe Studios

My City My Health Equity Summit

Nov 11 – 9:00am

Learn how culture influences health and the impact community and healthcare leaders make.


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xBk Live

Charlie Burg w/Genevieve Stokes

Nov 11 – 6:00pm

Charlie Burg w/Genevieve Stokes at xBk


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Noce

Rose Colella

Nov 11 – 7:00pm

LA Vocalist Rose Colella at Noce


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Teehee's Comedy Club

Vik Pandya: Stand-Up Comedy

Nov 11 – 7:00pm

Vik Pandya is a nationally touring stand-up comic based in Chicago. Known for his sharp self-deprecation, observational humor on dating.


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Sheslow Auditorium

Abigail Washburn and Wu Fei in Concert

Nov 11 – 7:30pm

GRAMMY award-winning banjo artist Abigail Washburn and Guzheng virtuoso Wu Fei perform in their only Iowa performance. Don’t miss this once-in-a-lifetime musical experience!


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Fisher Theater

Night of the Living Dead: The Musical

Nov 11 – 7:30pm


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Gas Lamp Des Moines

Duma, ONO, Masma Dream World, Sarin

Nov 11 – 9:00pm

Duma, ONO, Masma Dream World, Sarin at Gas Lamp


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Lefty's Live Music

Gorgatron w/The Rising Plague

Nov 11 – 9:30pm

Gorgatron | The Rising Plague | Bloodgeon | Frontal Assault


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Des Moines Downtown Farmers' Market

Downtown Winter Market

Nov 12 – 9:00am

The 2022 Downtown Winter Farmers’ Market will take place on Saturday, Nov. 12 and Saturday, Dec. 3 outdoors along the streets of the Historic Court District.


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Dallas County Fairgrounds

Vintage & Made Fair

Nov 12 – 9:00am

Vintage & Made Fair Holiday Edition


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Studio on Second

Poets on the Prairie Readings

Nov 12 – 1:30pm

Poets on the Prairie Readings


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xBk Live

Display Case EP Release Show

Nov 12 – 6:00pm

Join Display Case for the release of their latest EP “Better, Yet”


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Teehee's Comedy Club

Franksgiving

Nov 12 – 7:00pm

Solomon and Kitzman Presents is a game show in the panel show style.


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Gas Lamp Des Moines

Elour, Ephraim Zenh, Honey Dick

Nov 12 – 9:00pm


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Des Moines Art Center

Artist Lecture + Exhibition Reception: Miriam Alarcón Avila

Nov 13 – 1:30pm

Join Miriam Alarcón Avila, a photographer and multimedia artist and Laura Burkhalter of the Des Moines Art Center in a conversation about the artistic process and the importance of community making.


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The Atrium at Capital Square & Cowles Commons

Art Week Immersive Brainstorm

Nov 13 – 3:00pm

Artists interested in activating the Greater Des Moines area during Art Week are encourage to join in this conversation.


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Gas Lamp Des Moines

Anna Tivel

Nov 13 – 5:00pm

Oregon based singer-songwriter and storyteller


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Des Moines Civic Center

Joe Bonamassa

Nov 13 – 8:00pm

Blues-rock superstar Joe Bonamassa is one of the most celebrated performing musicians of today.


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Octagon Center for the Arts

All Kinds of Art

Nov 14 – 9:00am

Join the Octagon and get creative on your school day off!


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Teehee's Comedy Club

Love, Antoinette

Nov 14 – 7:00pm

Comedy Show & Going Away Party


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Hoyt Sherman Place

Indigo Girls w/Mary Bragg

Nov 14 – 7:30pm

True Endeavors Presents Indigo Girls with special guest Mary Bragg


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ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT





Miriam Alarcón Avila brings luchador art, ofrenda to Des Moines Art Center this Dia de los Muertos

By Lily DeTaeye, Oct 29
On Sunday, Oct. 30, the Art Center will once again host its Día de los Muertos celebration after a two-year hiatus due to the pandemic. This year, the celebration will be focused around luchadores.




Press Profile: 508 Press, founded by Mackie Garrett

by Sarah Elgatian, Nov 8
508 Press is an independent press out of Iowa City that specializes in small runs of often event-specific poetry. Garrett created a reading series where he prints selections of the poems and stories shared for the evening’s attendees. Every print is one-of-a-kind and functions as a souvenir.




Label Profile: 5CM Recordings, founded by Mathias Timmerman

by Genevieve Trainor, Nov 7
“In 2013, I played my first solo set (as Underwater Escape From the Black Hole) at one of the Zeitgeist fests that were held in Boone,” Mathias Timmerman, of Des Moines label 5CM Recordings, said in an email. “And I ended up meeting a lot of other folks who were running little DIY labels, putting out tapes and releases for the weird little experimental projects that they were currently in.”

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